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Old 01-05-2016, 11:25 AM   #29
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Do you actually drive through that??
Something like that is no problem on quality winter tires.

I went driving for fun in a blizzard last year, passing a fair number of stuck SUVs and crossovers that were driving on all-seasons.
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Do you actually drive through that??
Yep. Minimum of 14 hours/930 miles a week for at least 3 months of the year (except this year where it hasn't really snowed yet).


My old Lancer GTS with a 2 inch drop. Dug it out and drove 2 hours to my farthest plant. Did the same with the FRS last winter but do not have pics.
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I live in Minnesota where the winters can get well below 0f and the snow storms can add many inches/feet to the roads. In my first year of owning the FRS I was able to daily my car pretty reliably with the stock all-season Bridgestone Turanza's (In the north most FRS's came with All-Seasons) with the exception of when the snow was above 5". I must admit that the Bridgestones did a decent job all through winter.

My second winter I decided to go with Michelin X-Ice Xi3's and wow was I impressed! These skinny tires can grip so well even going up icy hills. They're relatively cheap and perform fantastically in moderate snow and icy conditions. Having a set of proper winter tires is a must during cold seasons even if you don't get heavy precipitation. Winter tires tend to stay softer and offer more grip during really cold seasons below freezing.

Do not, and I repeat, DO NOT just get two winter tires for the rear wheels. Winter tires don't just give you traction when accelerating or braking. They also give you cornering abilities in inclement weather conditions. Good luck on finding a good set and have a happy winter, not a scary one!
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Old 01-05-2016, 01:58 PM   #32
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Two weeks after getting my license last year I drove my brz on stock tires down to philly to my dads it's about 100 miles in the snowstorm we had right before thanksgiving. This cars fine in the snow you just need to be very carefully and slow with accelerating and braking. I would definitely recommend getting snow tires though. Goodluck
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Old 01-05-2016, 02:11 PM   #33
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It's not the car having problems. It's the tires.
Cheer up! The snow here only lasted a couple of hours and now it's gone.
Back to drizzly 40s for the foreseeable future.
Some all season tires will have much better low temp grip for typical Seattle conditions.
We rarely see snow or ice for more than a couple days. None at all last year.
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Old 01-05-2016, 02:18 PM   #34
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I have winter tires on mine and while it's better than running stock tires,it's still not all that good,but I kind of attribute that to how light the car is. Gonna put two 50lbs sand bags in the back before the next snowfall to see how much of a difference that makes.Worst case scenario,I'm out 16 bucks.
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am I the only crazy one that loves sliding this car when there's snow with stock tires on quiet side streets?!? (safely and in control on relatively flat roads of course )

But yea...since there's no grip whatsoever even with 1cm of snow, you'll get stuck with the slightest slope on a driveway so you'll have to finesse the car out careful without spinning out of control
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Continental ice Viking ebay specials - They are cheap and they work well. I spent 248 for all four in 16 inch tire size for my beater forester.


Change all four tires to winter tires and use some sandbags. Should be able to get through most of the bad stuff until you start pushing with the bumper....then you might get highsided in packed snow.
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I've been driving around with my stock tires. I just got two 60lb pea gravel bags in the trunk. Not only does it help with the RWD grip, but balances out the car more.
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I live in CT but haven't installed snows since there has only been one messy day all year and nothing in the forecast. Our other car is a Wrangler anyway. Yesterday was our coldest day yet - down in the 20s. I took the FRS to work and when I got on the highway I ended up almost sideways on a ramp where I've never even seen the traction light come on before. Learned my lesson - Those Primacy's are slippery when cold.
Old heat cycled Direzzas here. The past few days feel like you're driving an 1800hp muscle car! These cars don't need more power, they need worse road conditions.
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